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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 162 - Wednesday, 29th August 2007
Fun Family Day Out - Carnival Extra
Due to the flooding which forced Ross Town Carnival to relocate
to Wilton Car Park this year, some of the events that were
scheduled had to be postponed. However, the committee have
arranged for some of these to take place on the usual carnival
field, the Caroline Symonds Gardens, on Sunday, 9th September.
of the events taking place is The Companion Dog Show. Entries
will be taken from 11am and cost £1 per class. The
judging will take place from 12 Noon. The proceeds from
this event will go to the Foundation for the Study of Infant
will be lots of other things happening on the field, including
a bouncy castle, hot dogs, ice creams, charity stalls and
much more. See you down there?
Success at John Kyrle High School
A record equalling 64% of student GCSE entries at 5+ A*-C
grades, with an increase in the overall pass rate to 99%,
followed last week's outstanding A Level results at John
Kyrle High School and Sixth Form Centre. Over half of the
higher grade GCSEs included Maths and English with 74% of
grades at C or above. These
results follow last week's record breaking A Level scores
and complete an outstanding year for the school.
a High Performing Specialist College John Kyrle will be
operating 3 specialisms - Technology, Modern Foreign Languages
and Vocational Learning - from September.
Nigel Griffiths, said he was delighted for students, parents,
staff and governors, all of whom had worked very hard to
gain these results. He was especially pleased with the performance
of the school's identified high-performing students with
the number of A* - A grades being higher than the national
average. Also, when many other schools are allowing students
to drop MFL, John Kyrle has compulsory languages at GCSE
with the department's performance being amongst the best
in the school.
Griffiths said, 'Highly qualified and hugely committed staff
support the school's relentless pursuit of high performance
and this has allowed us, once again, to match our previous
best. I am sure that parents of Year 11 students would confirm
our view that close partnership with home is a key driver
in our continued success.'
addition to gaining 10 A* grades, Laurence Hanes was informed
by the examination board, AQA, that his performance in Science
was amongst the best 5 nationally from almost a quarter
of a million entries. A number of John Kyrle students are
also worthy of individual praise. These include Jess Bricknell
who gained 11 A* grades; Sophie Dryden, 9A* and 2 A; James
Lester 6A* and 5A; Suzanne Netting, 9A* and 2A; Alice Ancrum,
5A* and 7A; Sean Tull, 9A* and 5 A.
Headteacher, Rob Wallace said that the results augured well
for the large number of students returning to John Kyrle's
On results day; Matt Frost, Laurence Hanes Sean Tull, Caroline Phelps,
Katy Rogers-Davies, Julia Pascoe, Josie Cox, Natalie Collins and
Jessica Bricknell. Ref: DSC_0369
Headteacher, Nigel Griffiths with Laurence Hanes, who came within
top 5 out of 1/4 million in science, with the AQA Board. Ref: DSC_0375
Queuing to enrol for 6th Form College at JKHS. Ref: DSC_0374
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Village Horticultural Show
The third annual Peterstow Horticultural Show as held in
beautiful sunshine on the village common on Saturday, 25th
August. Wyenot News arrived after the judging had taken
place and discovered that there had been 270 entries of
fruit and vegetables, floral displays, cakes, handicrafts
and photographic entries. Not bad for a small village.
committee and a couple of visitors had already eaten a prize
winning quiche by the time we arrived, but there were lots
of other items to tempt the public upon their arrival
of the stalls that attracted our attention was a jewellery
stall. All of the colourful and beautifully made items are
hand made by Victoria Pakes of Leominster and they are surprisingly
inexpensive. This is a relatively new venture for Victoria
and we wish her well.
Some of the beautiful floral entries. Ref: DSC_0427
Just a few of the many vegetable entries in the show. Ref: DSC_0417
Victoria Pakes of Leominster with her beautiful hand made jewellery.
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